Women’s Empowerment & Success Series

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Daily from March 17, 2014 until March 20, 2014

Location: Student Lounge, McVean Student Center, JCC

Phone: 315-786-2431

Link: http://www.sunyjefferson.edu.

Event Description

Jefferson Community College (JCC) student government will host a weeklong Women’s Empowerment and Success Series on March 17 through March 20. Events will focus on boosting women’s self-esteem, building confidence, improving health, career development, and personal growth. All events are free admission and the public is welcome to attend.

On Monday, March 17, certified professional life coach and founder of Campus Calm® (www.campuscalm.com), Maria Pascucci, will present Success Starts with Self-Love at 12:15 p.m. in the Student Lounge, McVean Student Center. Author of Campus Calm University, Pascucci is a self-proclaimed recovering stress and anxiety ridden college perfectionist. With a 3.92 grade point average, Pascucci graduated summa cum laude from Canisius College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and history with a concentration in writing and women’s studies and holds certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. Her presentation, Success Starts with Self-Love, will cover topics on external and internal barriers of self-confidence and provide strategies to build confidence. “Having a healthy self-esteem means that we are able to feel good about ourselves even though we’re not perfect,” says Pascucci. “Real success starts by demonstrating the courage to embrace our authentic selves (strengths and flaws) while we learn how to be the leaders of our own lives.”

On Tuesday, March 18, Elizabeth McCormick will share stories about overcoming personal challenges she faced as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot in the United States military at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge. Honored with many awards, she holds the distinction of being the only female recipient of the 2011 Congressional Veteran Commendation bestowed to a veteran for their commitment to duty and community. During a peacekeeping operation in Kosovo, McCormick sustained a career ending injury forcing her to retire from the prestige of Chief Warrant Officer of the United States Army. She is the founder of the John Maxwell Team, a group of certified speakers and sales consultants and author of six books. Her most recently published book, The P.I.L.O.T. Method, was released Fall 2013. McCormick has made appearances on ABC News “20/20”, MSNBC and was featured in the Wall Street Journal.

On Wednesday, March 19, a vendor fair will take place in the Jules Center Commons at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

On Thursday, March 20, JCC student government and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will co-host a screening of the documentary film, Miss Representation, at 7:00 p.m. in Sturtz Theater. Miss Representation was produced in 2011 by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. In the film, producer Newsom delivers a message of media driven under-representation of women who hold positions of power and influence in America. Snippets of interviews with Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric and Lisa Ling as well as politicians, journalists and entertainers will be revealed. A question and answer forum will immediately follow the screening.

For more information about the Women’s Empowerment and Success Series, call the JCC Student Activities office at 315-786-2431 or visit www.sunyjefferson.edu.
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